Brian Geraci, Maryland state fire marshal, gives an update after firefighters found a deceased female inside an apartment in the 900 block of Marimich Court in Sykesville Monday morning.
Firefighters found a deceased female inside an Eldersburg apartment Monday morning after responding to a smoke alarm.
Deputy state fire marshals and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office detectives have confirmed Leslie C. Geisendaffer, 47, as the victim. Geisendaffer was the sole occupant of the apartment at the time of the fire, according to the fire marshal’s office. The preliminary investigation has determined the fire originated within the bedroom while the cause remains under investigation.
Crews responded to an apartment in the 900 block of Marimich Court at about 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, said State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci, who was on the scene.
They arrived to find a working fire confined to the second-floor bedroom. Visibility was near zero as a thick smoke filled the second floor, according to a news release from the Sykesville-Freedom District fire company.
In the course of fighting the fire, they found the deceased adult female on the floor of the bedroom. Investigators believe she was the resident of the apartment but are still gathering information, Geraci said.